Activision Blizzard's 'Overwatch' eSports League Lands Owners From NBA, NFL, MLB

On Wednesday, Activision Blizzard formally announced the owners of the first seven teams from the video gaming giant’s much-anticipated new city-based professional eSports league. The Overwatch League, which is set to launch at an unspecified date later this year, will feature teams based in major cities around the world comprised of professional gamers facing off at Activision Blizzard’s popular new game title, Overwatch. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon are among those who have signed agreements to participate in the league, and they will own Overwatch League team in Boston and New York, respectively, Activision Blizzard said in a press release.